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Rescue Ranch Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma

Richard Childress Racing
Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman's Rescue Ranch
Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
ECR Engines
Childress Vineyards

Caterpillar (2018+)
CAT Racing
CAT Financial
Caterpillar Global Mining
Grainger (6 races)
Grainger Racing
Libery National Life Insurance (4 races)
Bass Pro Shops (2+ races)
Cabela's (w/Bass Pro Shops)

Lucas Oil Products

Richard Childress Racing - Twitter
RCRCup - Twitter
Richard Childress Racing - Facebook
Richard Childress Racing - Instagram
Richard Childress Racing - YouTube
Ryan Newman - Twitter
Ryan Newman - Facebook
LukeLambertCC - Twitter
Caterpillar - Facebook
CATmining - Twitter
Grainger - Twitter
Grainger - Facebook
Coca-Cola Racing Family - Twitter

Ryan Newman - ESPN
Ryan Newman - RacingReference.info

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Races that Caterpillar [8 races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Las Vegas - 3/4
Talladega - 4/29
Dover - 5/6
Kentucky - 7/14
Darlington - 9/2
Kansas - 10/21
Texas - 11/4
Phoenix - 11/11

Races that Grainger [6 races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Phoenix (ISM), 3/11
Texas - 4/8
Sonoma - 6/24
Michigan - 8/12
Indy - 9/9
Charlotte - 9/30

Races that Liberty National Life Insurance Company [4 races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Atlanta - 3/25
Charlotte - 5/27
Las Vegas - 9/16
Talladega - 10/14

Race that Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's [2+ races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Daytona, Clash - 2/11
Daytona - 2/18
Bristol - 8/18

Race that eBay Motors [? races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Martinsville - 3/25

Race that Kalahari Resorts [1 race] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Pocono - 6/2

Contract Status: Sponsors: Caterpillar 2018+, Grainger 2018+, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's 2018+, Liberty National Life Insurance Company 2018+; Driver: 2018

#31 Team / Driver News

Newman announces he is leaving RCR UPDATE: He says he intends to compete full-time in Cup in 2019 and beyond, but it not ready to announce his plans yet.(9-15-2018)
UPDATE: Richard Childress Racing says a new driver will be announced for the No. 31 "in the near future".[More](9-16-2018)

Ryan Newman to Roush Fenway Racing? Newman has reportedly been exploring options with other teams, but could stay at RCR.[More](9-12-2018)

Ryan Newman's Darlington scheme to honor Neil Bonnett: For the annual NASCAR Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will honor Alabama Gang member and close friend of Richard Childress Racing, Neil Bonnett. The throwback No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 honors Bonnett's two starts for RCR in 1993, which came at Talladega Superspeedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway.[More](7-31-2018)

Kalahari Resorts renews sponsorship of Newman: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Kalahari Resorts and Conventions are once again teaming up for the third straight year for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Home to America's Largest Indoor Waterparks, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions will serve as the primary sponsor on Ryan Newman's No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Pocono Raceway on June 3. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions will also host RCR during its two NASCAR events in Pennsylvania.[More](5-22-2018)

Richard Childress Racing and eBay Motors team up for 2018: Richard Childress Racing is joining forces with eBay Motors for its 2018 NASCAR marketing campaign by providing compelling feature content and vignettes featuring the No. 31 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup team to appear on FOX broadcasts. The unique partnership includes the primary sponsorship of the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the MENCS race at Martinsville Speedway on March 25.[More](3-23-2018)

Richard Childress Racing leverages ANSYS to improve race car speeds: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will improve racing times with ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) through a new, multi-year partnership. RCR will leverage ANSYS Pervasive Engineering SimulationTM software to more accurately predict machine performance and enhance vehicle speed on the race track by enabling a true digital twin of a race car.[More](2-15-2018)

Childress fires shots at men who attempted break-in UPDATES: Authorities continue to search for three masked men who allegedly attempted to break into the home of Hall of Fame NASCAR driver and team owner Richard Childress. The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Reedy Creek community in Davidson County.(12-20-2017)
UPDATE: Clothing recovered from the home of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress could lead law enforcement to finding out the identities of three armed men, who are being sought for the attempted home invasion robbery, according to Davidson County Sheriff David Grice.(12-22-2017)
UPDATE 2: Two Winston-Salem men and another from Salisbury have been charged with attempting to break into NASCAR owner Richard Childress' home on Dec. 17.[More](1-2-2018)

Richard Childress Racing and Caterpillar Inc. extend partnership: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Caterpillar Inc. have renewed their overall partnership and sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series #31 Chevrolet Camaro team, and will use the platform for the introduction of new digital and social content campaigns. The partnership between RCR and Caterpillar began in 2009 and has been highlighted by the Cat Racing program's consistent activation and engagement with Cat dealers and customers. [More](12-12-2017)

RCR continues partnership with Bass Pro Shops: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) today announced plans to continue its partnership with Bass Pro Shops during the 2018 racing season. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's will serve as a primary sponsor for the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The partnership marks the first time both iconic outdoor brands will be featured together since Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's joined forces in September 2017 to establish North America's premier outdoor and conservation company. [More](12-11-2017)

Richard Petty Motorsports switching from Ford to Chevrolet, aligning with Childress: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Richard Petty Motorsports is closing in on announcing that it will switch manufacturers from Ford to Chevrolet starting in '18, according to sources.[More](12-7-2017)

Andy Petree named VP of Competition at RCR; Eric Warren named Chief Technology Officer: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has named Andy Petree as its new Vice President of Competition, and Dr. Eric Warren as Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. The organizational moves bolster RCR's competition department with more than 50 years of combined racing experience. Petree joins RCR on a full-time basis after he was brought on in an advisory role in October to conduct a comprehensive review of the team's competition area. Warren holds a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University and has held numerous roles in stock car racing dating back to 1997 including competition director, chief aerodynamicist and technical director. [More](12-4-2017)

Liberty National partners with Richard Childress Racing: Liberty National Life Insurance Company has entered into a partnership with Richard Childress Racing and the #31 team for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Liberty National will be featured as a primary sponsor for select races with Ryan Newman and the #31 Chevrolet Camaro, and will be an associate sponsor for the entire season.[More](11-1-2017)

Richard Childress Racing hires Andy Petree as Advisor NASCAR veteran Andy Petree will assist Richard Childress Racing in an advisory role in the competition area. Petree, who has held numerous roles in his 30-year stock car racing career, will be retained as an outside resource. Petree has experience as a championship-winning crew chief, driver, team owner and most recently, as an analyst for Fox Sports.(Richard Childress Racing)[Read More Here](10-25-2017)

Race recap: Newman wins at Phoenix; Larson 2nd...again When the winner of Sunday's Camping World 500 was announced, officials might have thought for a moment that they got the wrong envelope, a la Warren Beatty at the Oscars. But, no, there was no mistake. Ryan Newman was the unexpected winner of the fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season after a late caution gave his #31 Richard Childress Racing team the chance to break a drought dating to 2013. Staying out on old tires for a two-lap overtime run at Phoenix International Raceway, Newman pulled away when eventual fourth-place finisher Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (who stayed out during the final caution) and runner-up Kyle Larson (who pitted for two tires) got together in the first corner after the final restart on Lap 313. Newman's 18th career victory was his second at Phoenix but his first since he won the Brickyard 400 on July 28, 2013, driving for Stewart-Haas Racing. The win was RCR's first since Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag on Nov. 10, 2013 at Phoenix before departing for Stewart-Haas the following year.[More](3-19-2017)

Grainger Extends Partnership with Richard Childress Racing After a successful launch in 2014, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Grainger have renewed their partnership for multiple years. The leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products unveiled to customers, suppliers and team members attending this year's Grainger Show in Orlando, Fla., the new look of the #31 Grainger Chevy driven by Ryan Newman in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Grainger's NASCAR campaign launches this weekend with their primary paint scheme at Phoenix Raceway for the Camping World 500 on March 19 as well as its associate presence on the #31 Chevy for all Cup Series events when not the primary partner. Grainger is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in five races: Phoenix in March, Bristol in April, Charlotte in May, New Hampshire in July and Michigan in August.
In addition, Grainger continues to build upon a strong digital and social content platform by releasing videos on the new paint scheme and "Ryan Newman: Born Behind the Wheel". More content is in the works to further enhance and grow across multiple mediums throughout the year.(Richard Childress Racing)[More](3-14-2017)

RCR Partner Chartwell Seeks Equity Sale: Richard Childress Racing Enterprises, a premier sports enterprise focused primarily on NASCAR race teams, has advised its employees, drivers and key sponsors that RCR's minority partner, Chartwell Investments and RCR have hired Houlihan Lokey to assist in exploring strategic alternatives for the sale of its equity position in the company. Houlihan Lokey is serving as financial advisor to RCR. Questions regarding the process should be directed to Lee Ann Gliha (RCR).(2-26-2015)

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